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Horoscope for the Fire Rooster Year

What’s in store for you as the Chinese New Year rolls around.

January 26, 2017
Happy Chinese New Year, and welcome to the year of the Fire Rooster --which is quite different from fried chicken, but while we’re on this subject, have you read about the deep-fried skin of an entire chicken at Err? To ring in the new year in style, 2Magazine consulted a secret fortune teller to find out what’s in store for you this year. That's right, you’re welcome.

Year 2017 at a glance
So, what exactly is this Fire Rooster? According to Chinese astrology, a Fire Rooster is trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work. Lucky colors for this year are gold, brown, and yellow. Unexpected events are to be expected, and major changes are around the corner. One thing to remember: in a Rooster Year, you should tap into Rooster traits, which include loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and a top-notch appearance.

Rat
This year, the natives of the year of the Rat are going to enjoy many happy events. Your wallet will not be starved this year, but that does not mean splurging --as money keeps rolling in, so do your expenses. You might be tempted to leave your current job, but the timing is not right. Do not make decisions in a rush or you can end up in a worse condition. Your love life is stable, but your imagination might cause you to doubt your significant other. Drop the drama, will you?

Lucky tip: Buy a new bag to welcome a healthy stream of income.

Ox
Lucky you! This year brings you positive energy, confidence, and good fortune. But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing –-the constant good luck might lead you to feel cocky and believe that you can do better. You might be strongly inclined towards infidelity, both in your job and in your romantic relationship. Let’s just say this is not going to be a monotonous year for you. If you are single, your true love might show up around mid-2017.

Lucky tip: A change in appearance will attract more fortune. A new hairstyle, perhaps?

Tiger
Boy, are we gonna hear you roar this year. Success is on the cards, but don’t show your claws at the wrong places or you could be tripped up by your haters. Stay low-profile and be humble. You might find a good girlfriend/boyfriend, but your moody behavior could ruin everything. You’re the kind of person who gives everything for something you want, but with high expectations come disappointments. It is very likely you will receive some unexpected income towards the end of the year.

Lucky tip: Surround yourself with a calming scent to soothe your mood.

Rabbit
Usually meek and shy, this year you take everybody by surprise with how brightly you shine. All the lights are on you, bunny! If you are in a relationship, you could get married before the end of the year. There are some irritating events at work but a promotion is on the horizon. You are likely to overspend when you’re stressed out, so please control your impulses or you will find yourself in financial trouble. Sometimes you have the impression that you are not being appreciated. Do something good for yourself. Maybe start going to the gym or take up yoga. Connecting with yourself will make you see your true value.

Lucky tip: Hit a new workout studio. A change of scene will bring you good luck.

Dragon
The biggest strength of this year is your love life - you will basically be walking on rosy clouds throughout the year. You really hate being in the shadows, and this year you will obtain the recognition from your boss and colleagues. The bad thing about it is that your frenemies will also notice your success and try to hold you back. Don’t trust people too easily. Money difficulties could appear early in the year, but you will be fine after a few months.

Lucky tip: Traveling will spark your creativity and make you work more efficiently.

Snake
A lot of things will make you hiss, but lean back and let things be. It’s time to aim high, because you’ve got all the support you need to get there. Love is pretty bland this year –-so bland, in fact, that you might want to cause some drama on purpose to spice things up. You will learn an important lesson this year through first-hand experience. At work, unpredicted obstacles present themselves and will force you to work harder, but you end up in better places because of them.

Lucky tip: A snake’s strength is on the lips. When it comes to make up, make sure your lips stand out.

Horse
You gallop gallantly into the new year, but success only comes when you work hard. And you will work hard this year. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get cracking. Be careful not to make your colleagues envy you. Be discreet regarding your achievement, because not everyone is happy for you. In terms of romance, you are practically swimming in happiness this year. Singles can be involved in short-term romances that end amicably.

Lucky tip: Support a good cause or make merit often: your generosity will make your life richer and more meaningful.

Goat
Look up from your desk, Goat. You’re not put in this world to just work and die, you know? Yes, there’s a lot of work to do, but you should make time for fun. If you are in a relationship, you risk getting involved in an unpleasant adventure, or discovering not-so-nice truths about your significant other. You have a lot of worries and they might cause you your health. Find ways to put that frown upside down –-you’re in charge of your own happiness.

Lucky tip: Let your hair down. Party it up. Go to Wonderfruit.

Monkey
Patience is the name of the game. Many things will test your strength, but they are not beyond you. Your relationship might undergo small but annoying misunderstandings, so keep an open mind and try to communicate better. Naturally, you are a cautious person, which is a good thing because you might be taken advantage of this year and you need to be careful with whom you trust. The good news is you will see important financial improvements this year. Ka-ching!

Lucky tip: Consider having a pet. A good companion goes a long way.

Rooster
Go shorty, it’s your birth year. You’re gon’ party like it’s your birth year. You breeze through the year and enjoy many happy events. It is the best time to improve your life in the long run. If there are major decisions that you’ve been meaning to make for a while, such as moving to a new house or getting a new car, this is the time. You can be too straightforward when it comes to voicing your opinion, so be careful with words or they can backfire. Learn to admit your mistakes and apologize because you will need those skills this year.

Lucky tip: Redecorate your home or office to welcome the positive energy the new year brings.

Dog
You are one lucky Dog. Things are favorable this year, from love to money. However, you’re the type of person who needs to work for it --things aren’t just handed to you on a silver platter. Be prepared to work hard and reap handsome rewards. You are a loyal person, but you might come across a situation in which you have to rethink your friendships with some people. When there are conflicts, do not make things worse by being stubborn. Like Elsa says, let it go, let it go.

Lucky tip: Eat healthy. Take care of your body and it will take care of you.

Pig
Hold on tight because you are going to fall in love, big time. That’s good news for singles, who will no longer be single by the end of the year, but awkward news for those in a relationship because you will be sooo tempted to stray. Go with your gut and use common sense. In contrast to your love life, your office life is mundane. The work itself isn’t a problem for you; your boredom and lack of motivation is. Stay inspired. Travel. Meet new people. You are the type to follow your heart’s desire. Here’s what we want to tell you: there is never a good time to make insane expenses. Think before you spend.

Lucky tip: Wear bright colors and bold accessories. People will notice you, and so will Lady Luck.